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Jeb Bush Evokes Ghost Of Mitt Romney With Flub About Abortion

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday committed another unforced error by suggesting he wanted to cut funding ...

2016 GOP Field Divided On Whether To Shutter Government Over Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Enraged by a string of controversial videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing aborted fetal specimens, conservatives in a...

Here's Who Will Be In The First GOP Presidential Debate [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

UPDATE: 6:10 p.m. -- Fox News on Tuesday announced the 10 candidates who will participate in the first Republican presidential debate this ...

Donald Trump: Shut Down Government If Necessary To Defund Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump supports shutting down the government as a way to defund Planned Parenthood, potentially setting the bar...

Bernie Sanders, Open Borders and a Serious Route to Global Equality

Dean Baker | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

There is at least one candidate who may support policies that will make it easier for people in developing countries to benefit from the knowledge the world has accumulated over many thousands of years. This can make a huge difference in their lives.

From Ire to Investment: The Latino Vote

Nicole Castillo | Posted 08.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Nicole Castillo

In 2016, rather than conversations about who is courting us for their vote, let's start thinking about who we want to elect, what kind of candidates we want to see, and start investing in them, because the only way that the system will become one that works for us, is if we start working it.

The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

Robert Reich | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

It seems likely that the nominees in 2016 will be Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. After all, the ruling class still controls America. But the revolt against the ruling class won't end with the 2016 election, regardless. Which means the ruling class will have to change the way it rules America. Or it won't rule too much longer.

Donald Trump Campaign Fires Staffer After Racially Charged Posts Surface

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.02.2015 | Entertainment

Real estate mogul Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Sunday fired a staffer after racially charged posts he wrote years ago on Facebook surfaced...

Scott Walker Still Won't Say Whether Obama Is Christian

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics

Even after the president's eulogy following a racially motivated shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, where one attendee called him "m...

Hillary Clinton Releases Tax Returns Going Back To 2007

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Hillary and Bill Clinton earned roughly $141 million and paid nearly $44 million in federal income taxes from 2007 to 2014, according to tax returns&...

Can You Out-Survive Donald Trump In A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.30.2015 | Comedy

Donald J. Trump is hypothetically on the road to becoming the next president of the United States. If that happens, I think we can all agree the end t...

The Psychological Appeal of Donald Trump

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Goulston, M.D.

As Trump continues down the campaign trail what he says may reveal less about him than what it psychologically reveals about us.

Mike Huckabee’s Hot Air On Volcanoes

FactCheck.org | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Mike Huckabee claimed that a single volcanic eruption “will co...

Huckabee, Trump And Cruz Are The Three Amigos Of The GOP

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.29.2015 | Comedy

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Chris Christie Vows Crackdown On Legal Weed As Soon As He's Prez

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is once again threatening marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug, telling them to "enjoy it"...

Clinton Is Not a Stronger Candidate Than Bernie Sanders

Liam Miller | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Liam Miller

You can see that crisis of understanding taking place in American politics, and it applies to those who cover it just as much as it applies to the elected officials they cover. They all seem to be saying, "how can this guy be doing so well? Everything we know about politics tells us he can't."

You Have a Voice

Marco Antonio Regil | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Marco Antonio Regil

When I was a kid I thought that one day someone will come and save the world. Today as an adult I understand that the responsibility for making the world a better place is mine and yours. It's time to wake up and be the change and for this change to happen, we have to get out there and vote.

John Boehner: Hillary Clinton Should Hand Over Email Server

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

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Republican Presidential Candidates Will Do Just About Anything For Attention

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

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Gov. Jack Markell Really Believes Bernie Sanders Won't Win The Nomination

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

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Uses for Anger in Making a Better World

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Matthew Dowd

Anger isn't bad in and of itself. It is just a feeling, not a moral position. If you want to be successful as a leader today, you must come to terms with anger and figure out ways to move it in a direction of good. And like the peace movements, use anger to stop wars, and not start them.

There Are More Marijuana Legalization Initiatives than GOP Presidential Candidates

Russ Belville | Posted 07.26.2015 | Politics
Russ Belville

Not counting initiatives for industrial hemp or non-plant medical marijuana or low-THC cannabidiol oil, there are at least 20 efforts going on in 8 states nationwide to legalize medical and recreational access to cannabis in 2016.

Walker = Bush?

Bill Schneider | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Bill Schneider

The new George W. Bush isn't named Bush. He's named Walker. Walker, whose entire political career has been in Wisconsin, is running as a Washington outsider. That's what George W. Bush did in 2000. If next year, voters are looking for the un-Obama, Walker's their man.

The GOP Plan to Stoke Anti-Gay Bigotry in 2016

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While it may be accurate to say that a majority of the American public has "moved on" with regard to marriage equality, that's not true among the base of the GOP. And, more critically, the majority of Americans in general hasn't "moved on" when it comes to "religious liberty" vs. "gay rights," not by a long shot.

Marijuana is a Presidential Issue

Alex Thiersch | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Alex Thiersch

Stoner culture will always exist and there will always be brands to serve that market, but to continue moving the needle of public opinion among mainstream customers and voters we are going to need brands and industry leaders that target them, too.